From the top of my head to the bottom of my toes, I am an introvert. Solo activities like reading, journaling and scrapbooking not only recharge my batteries, but also bring me immense joy. My “me time” is precious, but as a parent, sometimes the only solo time I get is in the bathroom (and […]
It began calmly in the middle of the night. My water broke on its own. Our drive to the hospital was blissfully free of contractions. But 37 hours later, I found myself in the operating room about to have a Cesarean. A week after my son’s birth, I went to the emergency room with extensive […]
Being a new mom, I knew that I had to take every piece of advice with a grain of salt. People have countless opinions on every aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a child. My husband and I would laugh some nights after being in a group at all the conflicting pieces of advice we […]
Chances are you’ve already kissed a boo-boo or two this summer. Or maybe you’ve already made a trip to the ER. As a mama to three boys ages six and under, I am no stranger to boo-boos and stitches. It is a point of pride that our family went nine boy-years before someone needed stitches! Our youngest […]
I am a mother and have been since January 2015. I am also a career woman who spends her weekdays creating architecture. Then the are other days. Days in which the morning begins as I stare into the abyss that is my closet and wonder, “Who do I need to be today? Who can I […]
Our partners at the mpls downtown council are here with everything you need to know about The Aquatennial! Get a full run-down of all the events and mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss the biggest event of the summer in Minneapolis!
“Wow! 4 kids! Are they all yours? You’re brave!” I hear this nearly every time I go out in public with my four children ranging from 3 to 10 years old. Along with, “You sure are busy!” and “You’ve got your hands full!” Sometimes I choose to wear those comments as a badge of honor. […]
Our partners at Driscoll’s are here to share a recipe that you can make with your kids just in time for the Fourth of July! Get the recipe, plus read how you can enter their Minnesota Exclusive “Berry Together” Sweepstakes to win a trip to Madden’s on Gull Lake!
You might have had a bad morning, but you didn’t have a “get to work late because you had to explain death to the preschooler after she saw your beloved family dog murder two baby rabbits” kind of morning. To be fair, we were already having a rough day. Peanut melted down inexplicably over everything […]
Summer is barely upon us, and already I’m complaining. Sure, I love the warm evenings when dusk stretches out until after ten o’clock. I love the tree-lined streets bursting with green, the flowers blooming like fireworks in the backyard, the distant rumbling that precedes a good storm. I love the cloudless, breezy days you’d give […]
When my youngest son Ronin was born almost three years ago, we were thrilled to be adding a third boy to our crew! Our 20-week ultrasound came back clear and healthy, and due to my age and previous typical pregnancies, the other tests were optional. To my husband and me, the tests were just tests, […]
Not too long ago our seemingly healthy pregnancy came to a surprising and terribly sad end somewhere near our second trimester. Now, before you worry about feeling too many sad feelings as you read this, my message isn’t one of only pain, though there is a place for that. Today I want to talk about something […]